It also comes as a theme of opportunity and renewal, such as, in Phil Conners; a moment in life to discover the poignancy and beauty of light, jazz piano playing and reciting 19th century French poetry. But then again, that was but self-serving, to impress and to seduce a colleague. Then to have suffered again and again, until, a realization, a self realization, to understand and accept the world as it is and as it should be, if you let it.
Yes, today is always today, the today one has to accept; the world as it is and as it should be, or not. Actually, it is kinda of defeatist really.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles...
then better to go with the flow.
Life does have its irritation and disappointments, it also has its moments of being, better and fulfilling, and it certainly can and does as it is day by day for most of us.
But then again it can be but deja vue, all over again.
By the way, Phil saw his shadow.
And no, he didn't drive angry.